Student Achievement Indicators

The University of South Alabama identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student achievement including (1) freshman retention rates, (2) four and (3) six-year graduation rates, (4) six-year graduation rates for Pell-recipients, and (5) licensure exam pass rates.

 

SACSCOC Student Completion Indicator

For the 2021 cohort, the institutional goal for the 6-year graduation rate is 50%.

Figure 1. University of South Alabama Freshmen Cohort Six-Year Graduation Rate, 2009-2015

Additional Student Achievement Indicators

For the 2021 freshmen cohort, the institutional goal for the first-year retention rate is 81%.

Figure 2. University of South Alabama Freshmen Cohort Retention Rate, 2011-2021

For the 2021 cohort, the institutional goal for the four-year graduation rate is 30%.

Figure 3. University of South Alabama Freshmen Cohort Four-Year Graduation Rate, 2009-2017

For Pell Grant recipients in the 2021 freshmen cohort, the institutional goal for the overall six-year graduation rate is 45%.

Figure 4. University of South Alabama Freshmen Cohort, Pell Grant Recipients Six-Year Graduation Rate, 2009-2014

For academic programs that require licensure, the current goal is that 90% will achieve pass rates at or above the national average. 

Figure 5. Percent of Programs with Licensure or Board Exams Scoring at or above the National Average, 2016-2020